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GOOD MORNING, The night session featured a higher wheat market vs. lower markets elsewhere, supported by Matif corn and wheat that gapped into new highs overnight. Russia's restrictions and export taxes, ($1.65 export tax on wheat exports after March 1), could mean that as much as 5-7 mmt of Russian export demand may have to go elsewhere.  Corn prices were lower but found good commercial pricings at lower price levels.  Beans led the way lower on the back of better than expected weekend rainfall in Argentina.   Brazil crop production has gotten enough to stabilize crops for the moment.   Beans encounter a sharper fall than corn, as the planting season begins along with the fight for acreage.  This is the...

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